Friday, September 12, 2008

Worth the Wait (Adriana)

As I sit here writing this it is currently 4:43pm, 17 minutes before the end of my internship. This has been possibly the best experience of my life. After years of schooling and two lackluster internships, I finally feel prepared to step into the workforce. And that's a good thing too because I've sent out dozens of resumes and I have an interview next week. Here I have felt capable and competent, and I have been appreciated by everyone in the office. It's such an amazing feeling, one that I will miss... at least until I get a fabulous new job where I will feel just as capable and where I will also be appreciated (fingers crossed).

It's now 4:47pm and I have just enough time to finally blog about an amazing birthday package I got a few weeks ago (bad blogger!!).

The lovely Bertha sent me a belated birthday present but it was totally worth the wait. I picked it up at the post office and immediately opened the outer packaging right in the middle of the mall. Unfortunately Bertha thwarted my efforts by individually wrapping every gift.
from bertha1
Look at them, so tantalizing and mysterious

I was a good girl and waited until I got home to open them (bear in mind that I was walking home and opening them right away would have made transporting them more challenging).
from bertha2
Oh the fabulousness!! (Yes, I have had a large amount of sugar today, why do you ask?)

At the top is Fleece Artist Nova Sock which is new to me, and in gorgeous colours that I've always loved together (dark purple and green). On the right is pink cashmere (*swoon*) from Posh Knits. 400m of fingering-weight goodness. What am I going to make with it?!?!
Bertha knew I had my eye on Itty Bitty Knits and I am thrilled to have my own copy. I'm going to break it out this weekend to look at with a friend whose cousin in pregnant.
If that wasn't enough, Bertha also sent along the most heavenly chocolate. It's milk chocolate and almonds, my favourite, so I wasn't able to resist. Folks, this chocolate has ruined me for cheap chocolate bars. There's just no comparison.

Bertha, thank you so much for this incredible birthday present. I love everything you sent me so very very much. You're a seriously awesome friend and I deeply regret that we live too far apart to hang out in real life.

Well, it's now 4:56pm. Time to run the spellchecker and then get my things together. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm going to a bridal show!!


Bertha said...

Oh yay! I am glad you liked everything! I can wait to see what hats you make from the book! I thought those colors of Nova Socks were perfect for you and who doesn't like cashmere and chocolate :)
Glad you had a happy (though shamefully late!) birthday! I'm also glad your internship went so well! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get an awesome job soon!

Anonymous said...

What a great package! (But coming from B, who could expect less?) :)

Glad you're internship was more helpful than the other ones. Have fun at the bridal show. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, if you can't think of anything to do with all that cashmere, I can! ;-) I think it's screaming to be a snuggly shawl. That sock yarn is to die for too!
I'm glad your internship went so well! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you land a job just as good!